Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix Police Museum

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Address:
17 S. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Directions:
Downtown, in Historic City Hall, which is between W. Washington and W. Jefferson Sts and S. 1st and S. 2nd Aves.
Hours:
M-F 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
602-262-4061
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Phoenix Police Museum.

Phoenix Police Museum
Collection of memorabilia and historical items, including a big rock with chains that served as the first Phoenix jail. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Phoenix Police Museum

Well done police museum; they have a nice gift shop area, too. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

[Todd Shulman, 09/21/2016]

Before Phoenix became a city and built a jail, settlers relied on a constable and "Jail Rock," a boulder with attached manacles to restrain troublemakers "for a few hours to a few days." The museum's Jail Rock sits next to a cattle skull, a stuffed snake and a scorpion.

Phoenix Police Museum

Phoenix Police Museum

At the Phoenix Police Museum, check out where the Miranda rights came from.

[Martha, 12/26/2015]

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